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Heavy rains set off flash floods in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 84 people

May. 19, 2024 09:40 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — More heavy rains in Afghanistan have triggered flash floods, raising the death toll to 84 in the country’s north following weeks of devastating torrents that had already left hundreds dead and missing, a Taliban spokesman said Sunday. The new round of heavy rains...

The German chancellor tours flooded regions in the southwest in a show of solidarity

May. 18, 2024 14:58 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Saturday toured flooded regions in the southwest, where rivers have swelled and caused flash floods and landslides after heavy rain and severe weather. Scholz canceled his attendance at an election campaign event in Saarland, on the...

Flash floods due to unusually heavy seasonal rains kill at least 68 people in Afghanistan

May. 18, 2024 12:33 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Flash floods from heavy seasonal rains have killed at least 68 people in Afghanistan, Taliban officials said Saturday, adding the death toll was based on preliminary reports. Afghanistan has been witnessing unusually heavy seasonal rains. In the...

Some in Houston facing no power for weeks after storms cause widespread damage, killing at least 4

May. 17, 2024 21:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Power outages could last weeks in parts of Houston, an official warned Friday, after thunderstorms with hurricane-force winds tore through the city, knocking out electricity to nearly 1 million homes and businesses in the region, blowing out windows on downtown high rises and...

In Brazil’s flooded south, a secret mission to recover thousands of guns from an airport

May. 17, 2024 17:24 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A group of volunteers working to save people from the floods in southern Brazil claim they were misled into participating in an operation to remove several thousand firearms from the airport of Rio Grande do Sul state's capital Porto Alegre. Nicolas Vedovatto, a...

A second scourge is battering Brazil's flooded south: Disinformation

May. 15, 2024 21:14 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — While flooding that has devastated Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state has yet to subside, another scourge has spread across the region: disinformation on social media that has hampered desperate efforts to get aid to hundreds of thousands in need. Among fake...

Indonesia seeds clouds to block rainfall after floods killed at least 67 people while 20 are missing

May. 15, 2024 20:46 PM EDT

TANAH DATAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities seeded clouds on Wednesday, trying to prevent further rain and flash floods after deluges that hit Sumatra Island over the weekend left at least 67 people dead and another 20 missing. Monsoon rains triggered a landslide of mud...

Mike Flood wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Nebraska's 1st Congressional District

May. 14, 2024 21:17 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Flood wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Nebraska's 1st Congressional District.

Indonesian rescuers search through rivers and rubble after flash floods that killed at least 52

May. 14, 2024 07:27 AM EDT

TANAH DATAR, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers on Tuesday searched in rivers and the rubble of devastated villages for bodies, and whenever possible survivors, of flash floods that hit Indonesia’s Sumatra Island over the weekend. Monsoon rains and a landslide of mud and cold lava from...

Billboard that collapsed in Mumbai storms killed at least 14 and injured 75

May. 14, 2024 05:31 AM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — A large billboard that collapsed amid raging thunderstorms in Mumbai killed at least 14 people and injured 75 others, reports said on Tuesday. A rescue operation was continuing Tuesday morning, and authorities told the Press Trust of India news agency that 89...